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ST JOHN VIANNEY CHURCH

West Green
4 Vincent Road, London N15 3QH
Parish Office Tel No: 020-8888-5518
E-mail: westgreen@rcdow.org.uk
Facebook: West Green - St John Vianney Church
Our website: http://stjohnvianneywestgreen.co.uk/
(SJV Parish Centre 020-8888-5518)

08th /09th OCTOBER 2016

28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Dear Parishioners,
Thank you!
It's been 5 weeks since I moved here to St. John Vianney's after
being ordained priest at the end of this June. It already feels like I'm part
of the furniture! I want to thank you all for making me feel so welcome.
It's not easy living and working with Fr Joe - Joking! Fr Joe has been very kind and generous to
me. However, your kindness and warmth has helped me to settle in even more.
I have a lot to be thankful for, even though I do not always appreciate all the good things
I have. Sometimes I feel like one of the nine lepers in the Gospel this week (Luke 17:11-19),
who is constantly cured, healed, and forgiven by Jesus, but then continue on my way as if he
hasn't done anything in my life.
There are lots of things that we can forget to thank God for during the course of the day
and week: the kind word or act from someone, the bus turning up as soon as we arrive at the
bus stop, having a loving family and friends, the prolonged sunshine we're having. All of these
things are gifts from God, even if some of them are done through people who do not
necessarily believe in God.
At weekday Mass we pray a prayer of thanksgiving to God for the gift of giving Him
thanks and praise. Why should we be thankful for thanking God? Because giving God
authentic thanks and praise makes us happier, holier, and more fully human. To give God
thanks is in our D.N.A.
In the first reading from 2 Kings 5:14-17, Naaman gives thanks for his being healed of
his leprosy. However, the prophet Elisha doesnt accept any offering from him; instead,
Naaman is actually given another gift from Elisha: bags of Israels soil. Why? Its so Naaman
can kneel down on the soil to worship the God of Israel, and not any other god/gods.
Worshipping God is a gift!
As we give God thanks we become more aware of all the good things he gives us that we
ordinarily wouldn't give Him credit for. More so, we become even more thankful for those
good things, even when we have to suffer. People who moan constantly can be hard work, and
some of them have a lot to be thankful for! On the other hand, there are some people who
seem to suffer constantly, but who always seek to find things to thank God for.
Perhaps we can continue to grow in gratitude and holiness by giving God thanks and
praise for at least one thing before we go to bed each night this week.
If we struggle to think of anything, we can thank Jesus for conquering sin and death on
the cross and in his resurrection, by making this victory a reality in our own lives in baptism,
and by enabling us to grow in knowledge and experience of this victory through daily
thanksgiving to him.
As St. Paul says in the second reading: Remember the Good News that I carry, Jesus
Christ risen from the dead! If we have died with him, then we shall live with him. If we hold
firm, then we shall reign with him. (2 Timothy 2:8-13).
Thats all for now,
Fr Damian

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY IN


LAST SUNDAYS COLLECTION
CATECHETICAL PROGRAMMES
All the activities take place in the Parish
Hall. Any enquiries please contact
Sr. Devy on 07403 784463
THE CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM
The next sessions for the parents whose
child was baptised on 15th October will be
on Monday 24th October 16. If you would
like to have your child baptised on the 12th
November or later, the next sessions will be
on Monday, 7th & 21st November 16.
Please contact the Parish Office to book your
place on the course.
REGISTRATION
For SATURDAY MORNING RELIGIOUS
INSTRUCTION
SATURDAY MORNING CLASS 15th October
(entrance on Vincent Road N15)
REGISTRATION FOR
FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAMME
Theme Two - Sat. 15th October, 10am in
Hume Hall
Leaders Meeting: 15th October, after
session
Church Mass - Sun. 16th, 11am
CONFIRMATION PROGRAMME
Theme Two: Sat. 15th October, 3.30 6pm
in Hume Hall, followed by 6pm Mass
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
ADULTS (RCIA):
If you are interested in preparing for your
First Communion, Confirmation or exploring
your faith, please complete an application
form available at the back of the church and
make contact with Sr. Monica at the Parish
Office. Next session on
nd
22 OCTOBER 16 Hume Hall: 4.005:45pm - Followed by 6pm Mass.

ALTAR SERVERS MEETING


Sunday 16th October in the Parish Hall
from 12.15noon to 1.30pm.

YEAR OF MERCY:
YEAR OF MERCY FORMATION
On Saturday 8th October after our 6pm Mass
and on Sunday 9th from 10am to 10:45 in
the Church.
ONE-HOUR ADORATION FOR THE YEAR
OF MERCY on Wednesday 26th October
from 7pm to 8pm in the Verbum Dei
Spirituality Centre
CAFOD HARVEST FAST DAY is Friday, 7
October.
This Harvest Fast Day we are invited to join
32 year old Nicanora, from Bolivia on her
journey from poverty to abundance. Please
be as generous as you can as you return
your Fast Day envelope with your donation
the today, Sunday's (8/9th October) for
CAFOD's retiring collection.
SCHOOL ADMISSION FORMS:
Fr Joe will be signing school references on
Tuesday 18th October from 3.30-4.30pm
or 5.30-6.30pm in the Parish Hall.
Parents wishing to apply to Catholic
Primary or Secondary School for the next
academic year are required to obtain a
Letter of Catholic Practice from their Parish
Priest. These are issued only to practicing
Catholics, i.e. those who attend weekly Mass.
AN EIGHT PART BIBLE STUDY
Featuring Dr Edward Sri: Join us on 18th
October at 7.30pm & 19th October at 10am
in the parish hall for the Introduction of
Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed
Mother an extraordinary study that reveals
Marys unique role in Gods Kingdom. Cost:
suggested donation of 10 for the material
needed to follow the course. To register
please contact Sr. Devy on 07403 784463
FUNERAL MASS
For the late John Flaherty, RIP will take
place here at St John Vianney on Friday 21st
October at 10am.
We keep his family and friends in our
prayers.
May his soul rest in peace.

OUR PARISH, OUR NEEDS, OUR


RESPONSIBILITY PLANNED GIVING
APPEAL Weekend Four (weekend after
promise cards)
Planned Giving Thank You
For all things come from you, and of your
own have we given you. - I Chronicles 29:
14-16
Thank you for taking part in our Planned
Giving appeal last weekend.
At the back of the church there are
addressed envelopes for all parishioners
who signed a promise card last week. If you
asked for a standing order form (bankers
order), they available at the back of the
church. If you wish for a new batch of
donation envelopes, please contact
Germaine after Mass.
Please take a few minutes to collect your
letter when you leave Mass today.
If you are new to the parish, or missed
signing a promise card last weekend, and
would like a box of donation envelopes, or
to donate to the parish by standing order
(bankers order) or wish to Gift Aid, please
complete a promise card at the back of the
Church today and post it through our
Presbytery letterbox.
Once again, thank you for all that you do.
Please keep our parish in your prayers.
FAREWELL TO SR CLARA:
On Sunday 16th October, we will have a
formal farewell for Sr Clara at 11am Mass
and afterwards in our Parish Hall. We
invited people to bring a plate / dish of food
to share; these foods need to be in place
before Mass. Please bring a plate of food to
share. Put you name in the list to indicate
what you are bringing.
PARISH OUTREACH SOUP RUN:
The next Soup Run at 5pm on Saturday 15th
October Group B. Thank You
16TH ANNUAL BROADWATER FARM
FAMILY GOSPEL FESTIVAL
Takes place on Saturday 15th October at
Broadwater Farm Community Centre, Adams
Road N17 6HE from 6pm Sharp. Free
Admission/Free Buffet. Donations accepted.

PARISH / FUND RAISING ACTIVITY: TEAS


/COFFEE
In the parish hall after (Sun.) 9am and 11am
Masses
PARISH PILGRIMAGE
TO THE SHRINE OF ST JUDE, FAVERSHAM
on Saturday 22nd October 2016.
Coach leaves at 10am. Cost 15 per person.
Tickets are available from
Mariantha 0208 352 3405 and Germaine
07711582620.
NATIONAL PRISONS WEEK EVENT
On the 11th of October from 6pm-8pm,
Caritas Westminster will be holding an
event to mark National Prisons week.
Westminster Cathedral Hall, Ambrosden
Avenue, London, SW1P 1QW Please RSVP to
caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk if you
would like to attend
CREATION SEASON:
STUDY DAYS
Organised by Justice and Peace Commission,
Caritas Westminster and, CAFOD takes
places at: Kensington Our Lady of
Victories, 10.30am 1.30pm on Saturday
15th October
THE COLUMBAN MISSIONARIES
Invite parishioners to attend a one-day
event called 'Sharing Gospel Joy:
Perspectives on Mission Today' on Saturday
22nd October in Central London. As you will
know, the Columbans have been visiting
parishes for the annual Mission Appeal and
this event is being held in thanksgiving for
the welcome, hospitality and generosity we
have received. We are delighted that Bishop
John Sherrington and Fr. Chris Vipers will be
joining us and taking part.
HELP WANTED
THE LONDON CATHOLIC WORKERS IN
HARINGEY is in need of the help of a
plasterer. If you can help please contact
them on 02083488212 or
londoncatholicworker@yahoo.co.uk

ENTRANCE ANTIPHON
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
Lord, who could stand?
But with you is found forgiveness,
O God of Israel.
First Reading:

2 Kings 5:14-17

Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 97
The Lord has shown his salvation to the nations.
Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-13
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia!
Your words are spirit, Lord, and they are life;
you have the message of eternal life.
Alleluia!
Gospel

Luke 17:11-19

Communion Antiphon:
The rich suffer want and go hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no blessing.

MASS & SERVICE TIMES


Mass 9:15am
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday,
Friday, Saturday
(Sat.) 6pm;
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: from 9:45 am 10:15am

THIS WEEK WE PRAY FOR


The repose of the soul:
John Flaherty
Mick Mannion
Kieran Hart
Mary Connell
RIP
RIP Anniversaries
Evelyn Bliss
James Buckley,
Kazimierz Grzywacz
Mary Mahmud,
Mario Guerrini
Mary Quinn
Mary Archer
Margaret Lawlor
Nora Rebello
Special Intentions:
Joe Breen
Pilgrims to Greece from St John Vianney
The family of John Flaherty
Birthday
Mary Lordan
Liza Cedillo
Alyna Ng Ying
For the sick and those in our parish
especially:
Ann Commins, Anne OBrien, Betty Kennedy,
Bridget Mitchell, Boniface Pinto, Greta Lettice,
Iris Brown, Joan Fachtna OCallaghan, John &
Mary ORouke, Margaret Kennedy, Maria
DSouza, Mary, Catherine & John OSullivan,
Nellie OShea, Nialda & Angelo Cattina,
Pantaleone Mansi, Pat Phelan, Rita Miller
(speedy recovery), May Hempenstall, Rita
Mongelard, Sheila Courtney, Timothy
OConnor, Yvonne Joseph
Names not listed above, are listed
in our Book of Intentions.

PARISH OFFICE HOURS


PARISH TEAM
Fr. Joe Ryan, Parish Priest
Fr Damian Ryan, Assistant Priest
Sr. Devy Pranadjaja, Parish Sister
Germaine Ng Ying, Parish Adm/Secretary

Tues to Fri 10am-12noon, 1pm-4pm


To make an appointment
Phone: 0208 888 5518 or email
westgreen@rcdow.org.uk

We cannot guarantee to have anyone available outside


of these hours.